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Economic history and conditions

  • Designing a European Fiscal Unionby Carlo Cottarelli; Martine Guerguil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Does the European Union need closer fiscal integration, and in particular a stronger fiscal centre, to become more resilient to economic shocks? This book looks at the experience of 13 federal states to help inform the heated debate on this issue. It analyses in detail their practices in devolving responsibilities from the subnational to the central... more...

  • Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Citiesby Chad Broughton

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In 2002, the town of Galesburg, a slowly declining Rustbelt city of 33,000 in western Illinois, learned that it would soon lose its largest factory, a Maytag refrigerator plant that had anchored Galesburg's social and economic life for decades. Workers at the plant earned $15.14 an hour, had good insurance, and were assured a solid retirement.... more...

  • Blowing the Roof off the Twenty-First Centuryby Robert W. McChesney

    Monthly Review Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    In the United States and much of the world there is a palpable depression about the prospect of overcoming the downward spiral created by the tyranny of wealth and privilege and establishing a truly democratic and sustainable society. It threatens to become self-fulfilling. In this trailblazing new book, award-winning author Robert W. McChesney argues... more...

  • Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Eraby Sonja Novkovic; Tom Webb

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    An essential introduction to the co-operative business model as a sustainable and equitable alternative to the current growth-obsessed economic paradigm. more...

  • The Cambridge Economic History of Australiaby Simon Ville; Glenn Withers

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 144.00

    Provides a systematic and comprehensive treatment of Australia's economic foundations, growth, resilience and future in an engaging, contemporary narrative. more...

  • Dealing with Deindustrializationby Margaret Cowell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The late 1970s and 1980s saw a process of mass factory closures in cities and regions across the Midwest of the United States. What happened next as leaders reacted to the news of each plant closure and to the broader deindustrialization trend that emerged during this time period is the main subject of this book. It shows how leaders in eight metropolitan... more...

  • Finanzwissenschaft III: Staatsverschuldungby Dietmar Wellisch; Jörg Hülshorst

    Franz Vahlen 2014; US$ 22.84

    Dieses Lehrbuch setzt sich mit der Frage auseinander, ob die Neuverschuldung des Staates eine geeignete Maßnahme darstellt, öffentliche Ausgaben zu finanzieren. Hierbei wird insbesondere das Problem der Lastenumverteilung zwischen den Generationen, aber auch die ähnlich gelagerte Thematik der staatlichen Alterssicherungssysteme eingehend untersucht.... more...

  • The Half Has Never Been Toldby Edward E. Baptist

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 35.00

    Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America?s later success. But while we have long since rejected the idealistic depiction of happy slaves and paternalistic masters, we have not yet begun... more...

  • Top 10 Leadership Lessonsby Thomas Finneran

    Publish Green 2014; US$ 8.99

    In both the study and practice of leadership, there are common leadership principles, or tools if you will, that apply to leaders and aspiring leaders at all levels and across all walks of life, and they are not difficult concepts to grasp or put into practice, but really common sense. They apply just as much to the shift supervisor at a fast food... more...

  • Leap to the Next Levelby Mary Elston

    Aascom Publishing Inc. 2014; US$ 7.99

    What makes some leaders exceptional while other leaders don’t come close? How do you become an engaging, enthusiastic, inspirational leader -- how do you leap to the next level of leadership? Gleaned from over twenty five years observing outstanding executives and encapsulating insights into easy-to-apply examples, Mary Elston provides a refreshingly... more...